Crude in nature, this toy mimicked the back of a horse better than a hobby horse
There are numerous videos on YouTube about how to make a hobby horse
, and the components are easy to find: a broomstick, fabric, fur, wool, stuffing and decorations - which are obviously up to each creator.
When the son emerges it is to ask grandma if she remembers making him a hobby horse
when he was small.
* A hobby horse
pattern (Cut out the hobby horse shown here.
For example, George Tollet, from his retirement at Betley Hall in Staffordshire, contributed to the 1778 Johnson-Steevens edition a long note describing stained glass figures of morris dancers, Maid Marion, a hobby horse
and a Maypole.